Southern cherry vernacular classical Jackson press, attributed to Alabama. Poplar and yellow pine secondary woods. Two part construction with top section having a canted cornice over a plain frieze and two glazed doors, each door with six glass panes. Base with two dovetailed drawers over two paneled doors flanked by plain stylized pilasters with canted trapezoidal capitals. Four substantial turned feet. Paneled back and sides. 85 1/2" H overall x 44 1/2" W x 21" D. Circa 1840. CONDITION: Later and somewhat faded surface, with scattered water spots and streaks to front. Some staining to top of base section. Some dark stains to interior shelves. 1" gouge to right drawer front; small hole/chew spot above top of left drawer. 1 1/2" area of loss to molding around the lower right pane on left glazed door. Scattered age related shrinkage and wear. Repaired molding to lower left side at back of base. 2 panes of glass with cracks to left lower side of top right door.
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